How to Be Busy and Have Great Skin.

Sunday, April 30th 2017

Some of you may have heard of multi-masking.  You know, that thing on Instagram where people use multiple face masks over different areas of the face simultaneously to target different problems.  In my brain multi-masking was something invented by beauty brands last year to make us buy even more skincare products– I’m kidding – kind […]

What’s in a Name?

Saturday, April 22nd 2017

Over the years I have smirked, lol-ed, despaired and repeatedly got on my high horse upon discovering new make-up shade names. Some brands like Lipstick Queen and OPI get it so right when it comes to injecting humour and intelligence into the name of a shade (my all time favourite was from their Germany collection […]

Saving Face

Monday, March 27th 2017

Once upon a time my face was upheld by moisturiser alone.  Those were the days.  Now it takes a cabinet of creams and lotions to encourage what once seemed gravity-defying to stay buoyant. As Facebook likes reminds me with its daily “you ten years ago” photos, my face has begun to gradually deflate like a […]

Fresh Faces

Friday, March 17th 2017

[As Published on the cover of ES Magazine] At London Fashion Week in February, there was one major beauty topic on everyone’s lips: skin. From Winnie Harlow — the trailblazing model with vitiligo — walking at Matty Bovan and the first catwalk appearance of hijab-wearing Halima Aden at Alberta Ferretti, to casting director James Scully’s scathing exposé of the industry’s outdated attitude […]

Got the Message? The Gospel of Fashion Week

Monday, March 6th 2017

Not everybody’s interested in fashion week. I get that. It’s an event that’s relatively remote from the real world and not everyone has the time or inclination to follow it. I actually get my fewest instagram likes when I post about fashion week and in fact, during fashion month my follow count takes a fairly […]

Au Naturel? You’re Kidding, Right?

Wednesday, February 22nd 2017

What happens when you let your hair dry naturally? Does it a) instantly puff up like a poodle, blocking out the sun and your vision simultaneously? b) immediately look depressed, hanging limply around your collarbone or does it c) gently, beautifully rise like organic dough into perfect, silken Botticelli waves? If your answer is ‘C’ […]

Strong Is Beautiful: The Message From New York Fashion Week

Tuesday, February 14th 2017

[As published on] When it comes to beauty, New York Fashion Week is often considered a warm up act to the rather more audacious Milan and Paris. Traditionally it plays host to a wholesome but paired back, all-American vision of beauty – think preppy Hilfiger skin and the occasional pink lip at Oscar de la […]

The Neutrality Maze

Saturday, February 11th 2017

Nowadays you can be neutral everything; gender, politics, diet, hair colour, you name it. I’ve come across a new skincare brand called, no surprises here, ‘Neutral’ that promises formulations with 0% perfume, 0% colorants, 0% parabens and 0% alcohol.  Amazing, you may think as you sip on your sugar-free smoothie, excellent – Neutral skincare sounds […]

TOTES EMOSH! Help With Hormonal Skin

Tuesday, January 31st 2017

30 is supposedly the year that you have it all figured out.  You know your mind, you know your job, you know which boys are bad for you and which boys to take home to your mother.  But how is it that around your 30th year, after 29-and-a-bit years on this planet, you suddenly have […]

Feel Good: Just 15 minutes

Monday, January 30th 2017

There is a growing list of things that I wish I had time for.  I would love to have time to meditate, to sketch, to squeeze in that Jo Wickes HIIT video or read something that isn’t work related – ah I miss fiction!  I imagine you have a similar list. Really, if I am […]